Monday, December 22, 2014

That is SO last week

The National Labor Relations Board hasn’t slowed down in December.  In addition to issuing a decision on email use and a new election rule, the NLRB invited more controversy on Friday by issuing 13 consolidated complaints against McDonald’s and its franchisees, alleging that McDonald’s is just as much an employer of franchisees’ workers as the franchisees themselves. The NLRB believes McDonald’s corporate controls the experience of each worker.  Given that five percent of businesses are franchise-related and eight percent of private sector jobs come from franchises, this will be a big deal in 2015.
 
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The Employment Law Navigator will be taking a holiday break for the rest of this week.  We’ll be back on Monday, December 29. Best wishes of the season!
 
Posted by: Kate Bischoff